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Nyetimber's vineyard in West Chiltington.

English sparkling wine beats champagne in Paris blind tasting

English sparkling wine was on Wednesday toasting a spectacular victory over the French version – as an elite group of Parisian experts said it was better than champagne.

A team from Britain’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association travelled across the Channel and invited some of the biggest names in the Gallic restaurant and bar trade to a blind tasting.

Many were convinced that some of the UK-produced fizz was from their own country, and in most cases they preferred it to champagne.

US Wine Packaging Market - demand to reach $2.9 billion in 2019

Demand for wine packaging in the US is projected to reach $2.9 billion in 2019. Growth will benefit from continued favorable gains in domestic wine consumption and production and increases in disposable personal income. In the US, wine is becoming more prevalent as an accompaniment to meals at home rather than a beverage consumed at restaurants or special events. Opportunities for related packaging will benefit from the importance of packaging both as a marketing tool and for its ability to enhance the perception of wine quality.